THE BEAUTY OF MATH | GEOMETRY + PI DAY

It’s Pi Day again. On March 14th (3.14) mathematicians around the world celebrate the beauty and mystery of the circle. Today, I’m sharing three projects that we did for a geometry lesson as part of our Ancient Greece main lesson block.

 

The first project today is similar to one we did recently in which I walk you through constructing the 12 divisions of a circle.

For this project I used Distress Inks by Tim Holtz in a range of colors from yellow to red to green. I used a resist medium to keep the watercolors from bleeding into other sections. I finished off the project with Mr. Huey’s Shimmer Spray in Shine.

For the second project, I used my Silhouette Cameo to make an original design. I then cut out the pieces on kite paper and on adhesive backed cardstock to make templates. I placed the whole design on contact paper with I also cut on my Cameo. I did an alternative and arguably easier design by just layering twelve circles in rainbow color. Both look nice, but were really time consuming.

If you didn’t have a Silhouette Cameo, you could use a cup to trace a circle. Cut a total of 13 and arrange 12 of them symmetrically around the first circle. Then remove the original circle and you’re left with a similar design. It looks great on kite paper or tissue paper so the light can shine through.

 

 

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2 thoughts on “THE BEAUTY OF MATH | GEOMETRY + PI DAY

  1. This is so beautiful and we can’t wait to try it! Can you please tell me what resist medium you used? I’m not really sure what that is.

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